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Demand in all rings at Markethill cattle sale

AN entry of 520 cattle at Markethill sold in a steady demand in all rings last night (Tuesday), April 23.

The 20 dairy stock sold to £1780 for a calved heifer from a Loughgall farmer.  A Stewartstown farmer received £1550 and £1320 for calved heifer.  Several more from £1000 to £1220.  An entry of maiden heifers sold from £570 to £680.

In the suckler ring in-calf cows sold to £850 with others from £650 to £825.

CULL COWS

The 120 cull cows sold readily.  Cow/heifers from £150 to £162.50 for 560k at £910.  Cows from £135 to £156 for 700k at £1090.  Young friesians from £125 to £135 for 580k at £780.  Friesian cows from£105 to £121 for 650k at £785.  Second quality from £85 to £100 per 100 kilos and the poorest cows from £60 to £78 per 100 kilos.

Aged bulls to £1550 for 1180k (131).  Friesians to £118 for 780k at £920.

Cull cows

Keady farmer 560k £910 £162.50; Collone farmer 510k £800 £156.90; Newry farmer 550k £860 £156.40; Newry farmer 700k £1090 £155.70; Markethill farmer 650k £1000 £153.85; Newry farmer 700k £1075 £153.60; Portadown farmer 630k £925 £146.85; Markethill farmer 550k £800 £145.45; Keady farmer 610k £885 £145.10; Markethill farmer 600k £855 £142.50;

Friesian cull cows

Rathfriland farmer 580k £780 £134.50; Banbridge farmer 510k £680 £133.35; Dungannon farmer 510k £650 £127.45; Rathfriland farmer 650k £785 £120.80; Keady farmer 720k £830 £115.30; Hamiltonsbawn farmer 520k £585 £112.50; Benburb farmer 590k £635 £107.65;

BULLOCKS

Middleweight bullocks sold to £217 for 410k at £890.  Main demand from £180 to £200 per 100 kilos.  Forward bullocks to £205 for 500k at £1025 and up to £1150 for 580k (198).  All suitable lots from £182 to £192 per 100 kilos.  Friesian bullocks from £130 to £152 for 480k at £730.

Forward bullocks

Tandragee farmer 500k £1025 £205.00; Loughgilly farmer 580k £1150 £198.30; Loughgilly farmer 510k £975 £191.20; Loughgilly farmer 570k £1060 £186.00; Loughgilly farmer 520k £965 £185.60; Loughgilly farmer 560k £1030 £183.95; Loughgilly farmer 520k £950 £182.70;

Middleweight bullocks

Newry farmer 410k £890 £217.10; Loughgilly farmer 420k £840 £200.00; Loughgilly farmer 430k £840 £195.35; Loughgilly farmer 430k £840 £195.35; Loughgilly farmer 500k 3940 £188.00; Loughgilly farmer 460k £835 £181.50;

Middleweight Friesian bullocks

Madden farmer 480k £730 £152.10; Newry farmer 490k £745 £152.05; Collone farmer 410k £540 £131.70;

HEIFERS

Good quality store heifers sold from £185 to £200 per 100 kilos with several top quality lots from £201 to £226 for 350k at £790.  Second quality heifers sold readily from £155 to £175 per 100 kilos.

Middleweight heifers

Markethill farmer 350k £790 £225.70; Markethill farmer 340k £760 £223.55; Markethill farmer 360k £790 £210.45; Markethill farmer 330k £685 £207.60; Markethill farmer 420k £860 £204.75; Kilmore farmer 330k £655 £198.50; Kilmore farmer 340k £660 £194.15; Markethill farmer 340k £660 £194.15;

CALVES

The 140 dropped calves returned an excellent demand.  Bull calves from £180 to £360.  The top 10 bulls averaged £264 each.  Heifers to £285 for an Angus.  Main demand from £170 to £270.  The top heifers averaged £220 each.

The 110 reared calves sold in a steady demand.  Bulls to £650 and heifers to £625.

Bull calves

Lim £360; Lim £310; Lim £300; AA £292; Sim£275; Lim £255; Sim £250; AA £200; Lim £190; Lim £190;

Heifer calves

AA £285; Lim £270; Lim £220; Lim £218; Lim £212; Lim £205; BB £202; Sim £200; Lim £182; BB £180.

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